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Informal Music Afternoon at The Model - 4 Feb

The programme has been announced for the next Informal Music Afternoon taking plance at The Model on February 4th.

Informal Music Afternoons are held on the first Sunday of each month. They present an eclectic mix of music from different genres, in a relaxed, cabaret style in the Model’s atrium, with the café offering tempting refreshments.

On Sunday 4th February the programme will include a late work by Johannes Brahms, his sonata for viola and piano in F minor, music of extraordinary intensity, crystallised melancholy, despair, gentleness, beauty and, in the end, some sort of triumph. It will be performed by Aoise O’Dwyer, an Irish violist based in Santiago, Chile with pianist Aileen Cahill. They will also perform  two pieces by  Guillaume Connesson.

A graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Aoise O’Dwyer is passionate about chamber music, particularly the wide range of repertoire written for viola and piano. She is currently a member of Duo O’Dwyer-Meier with whom she has been invited to perform at prestigious venues such as the National Library of Chile, the Cultural Foundation of Providencia, the University of Chile Zegers Recital Hall and the German-Chilean League. She is also a violin, viola and Music Kindergarten teacher at the International Music Academy, Santiago.

Aileen Cahill is an Irish pianist based in Dublin. Graduate of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, she has a strong background as a soloist, having competed nationally and internationally. Aileen now works primarily as a chamber musician and accompanist, with a broad repertoire covering opera, lieder, string and wind repertoire alike. She currently lectures in Piano at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and is the Music Department repetiteur at Maynooth University.

Amy O'Hara is a London born songwriter based in Sligo. She will be  performing original songs which echo swing jazz and folk/blues influences. Accompanied by Felip Carbonel of the No Crows on guitar and Sketch Oni of 123skidoo on bass, they provide a humorous set which is not without its deeper questioning into the oddities, predicaments and quirkiness of life.

IMAs are produced by Sligo Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the Model, they are supported by the Arts Council and Sligo County Council.

The Model

4th February 2018
(€5 and children go free)